Housing is one of the basic human needs that have a deep impact on health, welfare, social attitudes and economic productivity of the individual. It is also one of the best indicators for the people’s standard of living in the society.
Nuptiality and Fertility are one of the most important determinants of population dynamics and growth in a country. The census is the main source of information to ascertain the growth of population and its various characteristics at national and local level. These measures pave way for policy makers to formulate related policies for socio-economic needs of the population.
This release is a brief analysis of the current labour market situation as it provides the most recent and comprehensive data of the working age population. It provides input for analysing the labour market situation, policy formulation as well as planning, implementing and monitoring programmes related to human resource development.
The education sector plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable development through capacity building of the individuals for the socio-economic advancement of the society. In the Maldives considering the importance of education, the constitution bestowed education as a human right and mandated the government to provide free education up to Class 10.
The process of distribution and redistribution of population occurs through natural growth and migration. The redistribution through migration is shaped by a variety of demographic, geographic and socio-economic factors.
This Statistical Release discusses the basic demographic characteristics of the ‘Total Maldivian Population’ enumerated in 2014 Census looking into its changes over time. References will be made to Resident population too. The Foreign population will be looked into only in 2014 census, as this is the first time foreign population has been covered.
Chief Statistician of NBS Ms. Aishath Shahuda, Program Director of SHE Ms. Aishath Naaz and Dr. Mariyam Jennifer from HPA is representing Maldives at the Midterm Review of the Asia and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development. @ippfsar @ARROW_Women #APPC6 pic.twitter.com/guMupTwLso— Statistics Maldives (@statsmaldives) November 26, 2018